Newsom would easily beat any of the four top Republicans who ran to replace him in the recall, new poll finds
Despite Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature, the California governor has broad powers.
When asked to pick their first choice among the replacement candidates, 38% of likely voters preferred Elder, a UC Berkeley poll shows.
Poll shows 60.1% of likely voters surveyed oppose recalling Newsom compared to 38.5% in favor of ousting the governor.
A new poll shows the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is struggling but that conservative talk show host Larry Elder is dominating the Republican field to replace him.
A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California found that 58% of likely voters surveyed oppose removing Newsom from office compared to 39% who support recalling the governor.
Newsom's anti-recall campaign raked in more money in its first five months — $54 million — than the $50.2 million his 2018 campaign raised over four years.
Several of the Republican candidates running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election have vowed to rescind mask and vaccine mandates, with front-runner Larry Elder saying he would use executive authority to do so.
When asked to pick their first choice among the candidates hoping to take the helm as California's next governor, 18% of likely voters preferred Elder.
The findings of the new poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and co-sponsored by the L.A. Times dispel the notion that California's solid Democratic voter majority will provide an impenetrable shield for Newsom.